First number, last word

First number, last word

10 & 5: Home runs this season by Pedro Alvarez in day games and in starts by Gerrit Cole, respectively, prior to Thursday's game against the Marlins, in which both conditions were met.

"I'm not going to sit here and tell you I'd rather have Fernandez than Cole. I like our guy a whole bunch. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. This isn't about 10 starts." -- Hurdle, on Jose Fernandez, Miami's 21-year-old All-Star pitcher, and his own Cole, who opposed each other Thursday afternoon.

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